Efficient harmonic filter allocation in an industrial distribution system

Philip E.C. Stone, Jingjiang Wang, Yong June Shin, Roger A. Dougal

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In order to properly suppress the harmonic current in a power system, the harmonic similarity metric is developed in this paper and used to establish an efficient strategy for harmonic filter placement. To validate the strategy, an industrial distribution system is analyzed under two harmonic current injection scenarios. It is demonstrated that the proposed strategy has a robust ability to successfully determine the most efficient and effective location for placing a harmonic filter bank based upon the desired objectives. The two harmonic current injection scenarios serve to validate the proposed strategy regardless of the power distribution level at which harmonic current is injected.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5771567
Pages (from-to)740-751
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received June 11, 2010; revised October 28, 2010 and January 14, 2011; accepted April 27, 2011. Date of publication May 19, 2011; date of current version October 18, 2011. This work was supported in part by the Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium, U.S. Office of Naval Research, under Grant N00014-00-0368 and in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant 0747681 through “CAREER: Diagnostics and Prognostics of Electric Cables in Aging Power Infrastructure.” The authors are with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29201 USA (e-mail: shinjune@cec.sc.edu).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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